We pulled into Port Villa, Vanuatu around 7:00 am in the morning. The island was surrounded by quiet, calm seas and the sun shone over our heads. I shot some photos of the rock formations (not seen here) as we made our way to dock. This was an interesting island to visit with its open-air market, small shops, and cool dive spots.
S. S. P R E S I D E N T C O O L I D G E
E S P I R I T U S A N T O – V A N U A T U
I love meeting new friends while abroad. While in the South Pacific, I met a couple who live near me in Northern California. What a small world! The following high-resolution images are courtesy of Ian Lennard & Carrie Berkovich. Thanks, guys, for sharing your beautiful images!
Exploring cargo hold #1
M I L L I O N D O L L A R P O I N T
L U G A N V I L L E – V A N U A T U
This dive site was named Million Dollar Point for a reason. After WWII, the U.S. Armed Forces attempted to sell millions of dollars worth of jeeps, bulldozers, trucks, fork lifts, tractors, unopened boxes of clothing, and cases of Coca-Cola, etc. to anyone who wanted them. Since nobody wanted to buy these things, the military bulldozed everything into the ocean out of spite, leaving behind an underwater graveyard of junk.
This old tugboat at the bottom of the bay is the first man-made thing I approached on this dive.
T W I N B O M M I E S
P O R T V I L A – V A N U A T U
This was a spectacular dive; I had never seen such a healthy reef and thriving sea life.
Enjoy the video; I have not extracted stills from this one yet, so sit back, relax, and enjoy this dive.